Nigerian-born heavyweight boxer, Anthony Olaseni Oluafemi Joshua has disclosed that his main and biggest target in next month’s world title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jnr would be to revive his boxing legacy, megasportsarena.com reports.
The 30-year-old Brit, who lost his three belts to Ruiz on June 1 in New York, in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history, says it will be a huge legacy for him to reclaim the WBA, IBF & WBO world heavyweight titles.
‘AJ’ and Ruiz are set for their rematch in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 7 and Joshua, while admitting he was careless when he was dropped and stopped by the underdog Ruiz at Madison Square Garden, stressed that regaining the belts is the only thing on his mind.
The once-beaten London 2012 Olympic Games gold medalist, whose parents hail from Sagamu in Ogun State, added that he will not be happy with his boxing legacy should he fail to become a world champion again.
Already a one-time world heavyweight champion, Joshua said he would not be content ending his career with only a desire in wanting to reclaim his titles, as he declared instead that he must oput thought into action by going all out to decision Ruiz this time out.
Joshua told BBC Sport: “I don’t think I would be content if I don’t win the titles; it means more than anything. When it’s all said and done and I hang up my gloves, that’s when we can have the debate about legacy. You’ll be asking me a whole heap of different questions on December 8th.”